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Man injured during industrial accident at Silberline

Published November 22. 2017 10:28AM

By TERRY AHNER

tahner@tnonline.com

A New Jersey man was life flighted following an industrial accident Wednesday morning at Silberline in Rush Township.

Township police were called to Silberline just after 9:30 a.m. for a traumatic injury sustained by the victim, Joseph Kupper.

According to radio transmissions, Kupper, a delivery truck driver, sustained severe injuries to his upper extremity after he got his arm caught in a mechanism.

Assisting at the scene were Hometown Fire Company, Citizen’s Fire Company of Tamaqua, McAdoo Fire Company, Tamaqua and Lehighton EMS, Tamaqua Rescue Squad and American Hose Fire Company.

Silberline is a manufacturer of pigments for automotive, graphic arts and plastics sectors.

Products include vacuum metalized pigments, degradation resistant and aluminum pigments.

Applications include aqueous coatings, solvent and water-based liquid inks, UV and screen inks.

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